In a really tight end to the card MASLAK's course and distance form just give him the edge over Hydrant while Inspirina is also considered after a nice course win last time out. Beaten less than a length by Silent Applause at Epsom off this mark last time the pick seems to have a really strong claim on this handicap. His length victory over Oxford City in May also suggests he's weighted for a big run and as a winner of his only start at this track he should run a big race. Hydrant is weighted to win based on his close third to Park's Prodigy at Musselburggh last time in a race where the form is working out well. Inspirina has a good record at this track including a comfortable enough victory here on her last start that also suggests she can go well from this revised mark. Magnitude should show up better than on his last run with weight removed while Kind Heart looks fairly treated on his return to the level. A very tricky race to end on but Maslak looks the best treated.
Inspirina (IRE) 7-1 (8-11) Raced keenly, made all, clear 2f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on well, won at Chester 1m 3f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jun beating Destinys Dream (9-3) by 1 1/4l, 8 ran.
Oriental Cavalier 9-1 (9-2) Slowly into stride, in touch, ridden 2f out, weakened entering final furlong, soon eased, 14th of 19, 11l behind Kindest (9-5) at York 1m 1f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Jun.
Hydrant 2-1fav (9-1) Led 1f, tracked leader until over 3f out, remained close up, ridden and short of room from over 1f out, not pace to challenge, 3rd of 6, 1 1/2l behind Park's Prodigy (8-12) at Musselburgh 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jun.
Maslak (IRE) 9-1 (8-13) Led, ridden over 2f out, pressed from over 1f out, driven inside inside final furlong, headed post, 2nd of 7, hd behind Silent Applause (8-13) at Epsom Downs 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Valdan (IRE) 4-1 (9-4) Held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, eased inside final furlong, 6th of 9, 7l behind Seventh Cavalry (9-2) at Goodwood 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in May.
Dove Cottage (IRE) 40-1 (8-5) Led after 2f, ridden over 2f out, headed over 1f out, one pace final furlong, 7th of 10, 5l behind Ouster (9-4) at Salisbury 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jun.
Kind Heart 9-4fav (8-11) Soon close up, led 3f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 2nd of 13, 4 1/2l behind Kyle Of Bute (8-11) at Leicester 1m 2f 3yo sll (6) gf in Oct.
Locum 6-1 (9-4) In touch, chased leader over 3f out until ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 4th of 8, 8l behind Dovedon Angel (7-11) at Lingfield 1m 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jun.
Harare 16-1 (9-7) Dwelt, soon recovered to lead after 2f until 7f out, chased leader until 4f out, weakened over 2f out, 5th of 8, 17l behind Mount Athos (8-11) at Haydock 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Magnitude 9-4fav (8-12) Held up in touch, ridden over 3f out, weakened 2f out, 4th of 5, 14l behind Fantino (8-13) at Doncaster 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.